It was a tale of tears and blood when hoodlums popularly called area boys, visited the volatile Somolu community of Lagos State that has seen several deaths through cult and miscreants clashes, and left in their wake, many deaths, including that of a promising table tennis player, Oyan Azeez Akinwumi, who was allegedly killed because he could not give the touts enough money.
Hoodlums kill Nigerian table tennis star in Lagos (Graphic Photos)
A promising Nigerian table tennis star has met his untimely death in the hands of hoodlums in Lagos.
According to the reports in OKGist, Akinwumi who was supposed to travel to South Africa this week to represent Nigeria in a competition, was accosted by the area boys who demanded money from him but he was said to have told them he did not have much on him and gave them what he could afford but they were not satisfied with the money he gave them and ended up beating him up with various weapons and charms, and he died a few days later.
That was when all hell was let loose as some other hoodlums in area went on a reprisal attack and in the end, more than three people lost their lives with many others injured.
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